JFK The Untold Story (DVD)
Take a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the USA’s most beloved and mourned leaders, John F Kennedy. This probing biography covers his early years right up to his untimely death.
The documentary starts at the beginning looking at Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but unwell son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lifeless congressman, his successful run for the US Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in US history.
Looking at newly opened, rare archives, the film recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his attempts to keep them secret from the general public. JFK offers a new perspective on his complex private life, including his relationship with his wife, Jackie Kennedy, the close bond with his younger brother, Robert, and his multiplexed relationship with his influential father.
This film also re-evaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-twentieth century the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in South-east Asia. November 22nd 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK s assassination. This film tells the complete story of America s most loved President, from his early years and right up to his death.
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